i carry the hose

April 15, 2009

I got a special invitation for VIP access to the women’s restroom at the office today.

Okay, I was in the hall, and the CEO’s Executive Assistant and the COO were talking about fixing some stuff in the women’s bathroom, and I butted in. Apparently the automatic odor eliminator was malfunctioning, and the paper towel dispenser needed new batteries.

You think I was going to pass up this chance to see how the other half live around here?

Check this out:

womens bathroom stall sign

Couple things. First, the men’s bathroom would never have a sign like this. If there’s a cantaloupe in the toilet, you deal with it, or you go to 7-Eleven. No sign. And NOBODY wants to hear about it (except you, gentle reader).

Second, we have a FACILITIES staff? Whatever. Here’s the staff:


And here’s the full staff, the COO and the CEO’s Executive Assistant. It’s a glamorous job, and somebody’s got to document it (that would be me). Bear in mind that both of these “facilities” members have MBAs.

womens bathroom paper towel batteries

We don’t have a sign and an attentive executive facilities staff for the men’s bathroom. On the other hand, we don’t have a little file cabinet with women’s hair care products either. So we’ve got that going for us. Which is nice.

17 Responses to “i carry the hose”

  1. mark Says:

    I knew that MBA was going to be good for something at some point.

  2. bikemike Says:

    might want to file this under wtf, also…cause that’s what i was thinking when i read it and saw the pictures.
    pretty sure (even with their faces scribbled out) that that’s kelly and dwight from the office changing out the bathroom stuff.

  3. KanyonKris Says:

    Reminds me of a sign my aunt posted in the porta-potty at a family reunion:

    If you sprinkle when you tinkle
    Be a sweetie and wipe the seatie.

    Inferior bathroom conditions are what make men stronger than women. Simple natural selection.

  4. Olivia Says:

    Ummm, not quite sure what you mean by the title of this post, but I’m not asking any questions either.

  5. KanyonKris Says:

    dug, wasn’t it nice of mother nature to welcome you home from San Diego with half a foot of snow to shovel?

  6. Rick S. Says:

    Dug- At least you only have to deal with the bathroom issues every 4-5 days, right? You need to let your readers decide if that is a healthy lifestyle or not. Seriously, I’m concerned for you.

    • dug Says:

      rick, you’re confusing weekday dug with weekend and vacation dug.

      weekdays i’m on at 10. weekends and vacations, i’m on every 4 days.

      please write this down.

  7. Cree Says:

    never heard of a COO, gotta have an MBA to be a coo coo, that’s my new goal

  8. zeph Says:

    your exec assistant has an MBA? wow you are either working with a bunch of over achievers over there OR a bunch of under achievers.
    Can’t tell.

  9. Kathleen Says:

    Chief *Operating* Officer…yep, I’d call the bathroom an operation. Broad interpretation, but it works in a pinch.

  10. tohellandback1st Says:

    i need to call Georgetown and let them know their mba program is missing a class or two…

    and until i read bikemike’s comment, i was thinking how the CEO’s exec asst and COO could both use those women’s haircare products…

  11. bikemike Says:

    my God, i’m glad we’re back in the bathroom, where we belong. vacations are nice and all but there’s no place like home.

    dug, you truly are a master of your domain.

  12. Jeff Says:

    So…no comparison pictures between the ladies commode and the men’s? Do they at least get a better plunger?

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